CANDLE INFO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Soy Candles and Beeswax Candles
Fragrance: Essential Oils and Synthetic Scents
Palm Wax
Candle Colors:
Dyes & Pigments
Paraffin Candles
Wicks
Candle Burning Info, Tips & Safety
Environmental & Humanitarian Concerns

SOY CANDLES
What is Soy Wax?
History of Soy Wax Candles
Why We Don't Make Soy Candles
Chemicals In Your Soy Candles

CONSUMER TIPS
Consumer Candle Questions
The Power To Change The World
Some Consumers Prefer Unscented Candles
Advice for Retailers and Consumers
Domestic Detox

ESSENTIAL OILS
Why Source Organic Essential Oils
Selecting Your Essential Oils
Distilling Essential Oils

BEESWAX
Beeswax and Negative Ions

SYNTHETIC FREE
Synthetics and Pesticides in Candles
'Sustainable' Green Chemistry
Green Products Have Shades of Brown
Natural vs. Synthetic

AROMATHERAPY
Are Scented Candles Damaging?
Choosing Fragrances
Get a Whiff of This!
If It Smells Great,
It Sells - Scented Candles
Highly Fragranced Palm Wax Candles

ECO PALM WAX
Candle Fuels
Why We Love Eco Palm Wax Candles
Why Palm Wax?
 

Advice for Retailers and Consumers

1. Read the literature candle manufacturers put out about their products. Candlemakers are not required to list ingredients, but if you ask them, they should provide you with the information you need.

2. Aromatherapy sales of all types have boomed in recent years, but much of what is being sold as aromatherapy doesn't contain 100% pure essential oils, is adulterated or diluted, or isn't natural. If you want pure essential oils, have the candlemaker put it in writing. If someone is advertising non-citrus fruit fragrances (like plum, berries, melon, mango) or claim to be using rose, jasmine, or lilac, they probably are not using only pure essential oils.

3. Test all candles for soot. If there are black stains on the jar lip or you have a yellow flame and see smoke coming off the wick, you're also getting soot into the room. A simple test is to put a white plate behind the candle and see if you get the ghosting stains that signify soot.

4. Display candles in a high-traffic area and not just near essential oils or in the personal care section. Candles are an impulse buy.

5. Candles are a good alternative for an inexpensive gift and go well with gift cards.

6. Another issue surrounding aromatherapy is labeling. Not all claims, such as products that claim to be relaxing, are backed by science. We don't represent our pure essential oil candles as promoting health. To get the full benefits of pure essential oils we recommend you use them in baths, massages, or diffusers that don't use heat. We believe pure essential oil candles are a better alternative to synthetic scents and soot producing candles.

7. When burning, follow the instructions on the burn label on the bottom of a candle.

8. Burn all tapers or pillars on a fireproof surface even if they are "dripless". A strong enough draft on any candle can cause them to drip.

9. A container candle should burn up all the wax so there is nothing left in the jar. The glass does get hot, so it is best to not put it directly on a finished wood surface.

10. Compare burn times.


   
     
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